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    Description"Coming Home to Story" tells of the magic of stories and storytelling, and of their power to liberate the human spirit. Master storyteller Geoff Mead takes the reader inside the experience of telling and listening to stories. He shows how stories and storytelling engage our imaginations, heal communities and bring adventure and passion into our lives. The narrative is interspersed with consummate retellings of traditional tales from all over the world.


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    Title
    Coming Home to Story
    Subtitle
    Storytelling Beyond Happy Ever After
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Geoff Mead
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 138 mm
    Height: 216 mm
    Thickness: 17 mm
    Weight: 300 g
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781908363015
    ISBN 10: 1908363010
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: ADV
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T17.0
    BIC subject category V2: BM, VS
    DC22: 808.543
    BISAC V2.8: SEL000000, BIO026000
    Thema V1.0: VS, DNC
    Illustrations note
    20 b/w woodcuts
    Publisher
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Imprint name
    Vala Publishing Cooperative Ltd
    Publication date
    22 September 2013
    Publication City/Country
    Bristol
    Author Information
    Geoff Mead is a storyteller, writer and consultant. He tells traditional stories, runs story-based workshops and teaches storytelling at venues in the UK and as far afield as Spain, Canada and Japan. He divides his time between his partner's house in the Cotswolds and Lyme Regis where he lives and writes in sight of the sea.
    Review quote
    "If you didn't believe before that the storyteller can be both healer and magician, you could hardly not believe it after reading this book. I feel the better, and the wiser, for having read this inspiring text." Fact and Fiction magazine
    Table of contents
    Prologue; Section 1: Being and Becoming a Storyteller; Chapter 1: Falling in Love with Story; Story 1: The Banyan Deer; Chapter 2: Joining the Company of Storytellers; Chapter 3: Master and Servant; Chapter 4: A Moment of Grace; Story 2: Jumping Mouse; Section 2: Healing Fictions; Chapter 5: Getting Into Bed with the Bear; Chapter 6: Stories all the Way Down; Chapter 7: Storied Lives; Chapter 8: Living Stories; Story 3: The Giant who Had No Heart in His Body; Chapter 9: Telling the Untold Story; Chapter 10: Hermes in the Gorge; Section 3: Men and Storytelling; Chapter 11: We Band of Brothers; Story 4: The Furthest Shore; Chapter 12: Fathers and Sons; Chapter 13: Sons and Fathers. Section 4: Widening Circles; Chapter 14: Some Enchanted Evening; Story 5: The Magic Garden of the Poor; Chapter 15: Storytelling in Organisations; Chapter 16: Water on the Rock; Epilogue.